Gallery Openings and Events

June Openings at Arlington Arts Center

Materialized Magic courtesy of AAC.

Materialized Magic courtesy of AAC.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25 from 6pm to 9pm

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Adaptación modernista (detail) by Alejandro Pintado. Courtesy of AAC.

Adaptación modernista (detail) by Alejandro Pintado. Courtesy of AAC.

Strange Landscapes
On view: June 25 – October 2
Strange Landscapes approaches landscape as a topic, a historical legacy, a lens for exploring our relationship with nature, and a foundation for imagining alternative ways of being. Featuring painting, drawing, installation, video, sculpture, and performance, the exhibition highlights artists whose work both draws on and challenges traditional artistic approaches to the natural and built environments.

Artists:

  • Matthew Colaizzo
  • Edgar Endress
  • Ryan Hoover
  • Ariel Jackson
  • Katarina Jerinic
  • Matthew Mann
  • Jaimes Mayhew
  • Alejandro Pintado
  • Jacob Rivkin
  • Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta
  • Kate Stewart
Reconciliation/Reconstitution (detail) by Austin Shull. Courtesy of AAC.

Reconciliation/Reconstitution (detail) by Austin Shull. Courtesy of AAC.

Austin Shull: Reconciliation
On view: June 25 – July 31
Resident Artist Austin Shull presents Reconciliation, a solo exhibition in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery on the Upper Level. This multi-media exhibition explores alternative historical narratives that unfold non-sequentially during the excavation of an 18th century stone-lined privy in the backyard of a former tenement building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The video reveals the collective investigations, interactions, and fantasies of its participants as they unearth a multitude of artifacts. Shown in tandem, is a series of large format color images, Reconciliation/Reconstitution, in which the discovered objects are documented as engaged in a play of fantasy and fetishism.

Materialized Magic courtesy of AAC.

Materialized Magic courtesy of AAC.

Materialized Magic
On view: June 25 – July 31
On the Lower Level, AAC’s Jenkins Community Gallery will be transformed into an immersive three-dimensional fiber art installation entitled Materialized Magic: Mythical Creatures in a Yarn Artistry Habitat. Artists Stacy Cantrell and Erika Cleveland source the community for creation, assembly, installation, and de-installation.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Sunday: Noon to 5pm
  • or by appointment

AAC is located at 3550 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA. For more information visit https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/exhibitions.